State pride?

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Not so proud of my fellow tar heels today.

It only takes a handful of people to give North Carolina a bad name and cement the stereotypes associated with our state and the South in general. The following two stories just depress and embarrass me, native to the state that I am. We all lose in this election if we as a people fail to be civil and humane.

Tires slashed during Obama rally

Sarah Revis, who lives on Wilkes Road, said the slashed tires left several women, including a single mother and a toddler, stranded and upset. At least four tow trucks were sent to move the vehicles from the Crown, Revis said.

“This is an embarrassment to this city and to me as a citizen,” Revis said. “I’ve seen women out here crying and men cussing. This is a crying shame.”

Lynne Steenstra said she thought that the slashings were scare tactics designed to keep her and others from supporting Obama.

Bear found dumped at WCU with Obama signs

A dead bear was found dumped this morning on the Western Carolina University campus, draped with a pair of Obama campaign signs, university police said.

“It looked like it had been shot in the head as best we can tell. A couple of Obama campaign signs had been stapled together and stuck over its head.”

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